Dr. Lyndon Jones 

Lyndon Jones is a Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University Research Chair and Director of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo. Lyndon graduated in Optometry from the University of Wales in 1985 and gained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Biomaterials Research Unit at Aston University, Birmingham, UK in 1998. He was awarded an honorary DSc by Aston University in July 2018 for his research work on contact lenses. He holds three of the higher clinical awards granted by the UK College of Optometrists, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, in which he is also a Diplomate in Cornea and Contact Lenses, and is also a Fellow of both the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) and the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA). In 2017 he was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS). His research interests primarily focus on the interaction of novel and existing contact lens materials with the ocular environment, dry eye and the development of novel materials for ocular drug delivery. His research work has attracted grant and contract funding of over $70 million. He has authored over 400 refereed and professional papers, one text-book and given over 1000 invited lectures at conferences worldwide, in over 40 countries. He has been awarded over 30 national and international awards, including the 2018 “IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year for the Americas”, the 2014 “Glenn Fry Award” from the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), the 2014 “Donald Korb Award” from the American Optometric Association and the 2013 “Max Schapero Award” from the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the AAO.